bmw e38 740i manual drifter

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  1. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    ...when i was 15 i did work experience at a BMW dealership and had a ride in a then new e38 740i, to me that car was EVRYTHING a car should be, and i promised myself one day id have one....

    ...fast forward 11 years and im building my dream car, a e38 740 manual. not 100 % for drifting, but it will be on coilovers and have a welded diff :thumbs: i have the car (e38), a 5 speed manual box and an engine (4.4L s1 m62)

    just need a few more weeks of pay to pay / justify buying the lightened flywheel and the clutch and prop.

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    Amazingsauce, you win with those plans!
     
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    cool car, double pimp.
     
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    Arrrr lush stuff! & series are for winners! Prefer the E32's myself but E38's are definately a car not to be knocked! Sounds like a very good project indeed :D
     
  5. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    owned an e32 740i before, but just prefer the look, especially of the rear) of the e38
     
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    Nice please do it justice!

    What wheels you got planed i looked at these beofre getting my e39 but the suspension was too diffrent from the more popular e39 and thereofre was way more.
     
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    caged Drift Gibbon

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    road wheels as per pic! drift wheels prob be a set of scabby style32s and dont worry il do it justice!
     
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    Good idea. Pimp-o-drift e38.
     
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    nice big pimp drifta!!!!
    gd luck with the project fella.
     
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    ah if you lower this its gonna need super dish!

    Parras just wont cut it!

    Are they the same center bore as e39 or e34?
     
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    Pretty sure E38s have the standard centre bore. I may have some 17x8.5 et13 / 17x10 et20 Borbet A's up for sale soon - they'd look hawt on this!
     
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    That is awesome :smokin:

    Dont get much posher pimpness than that :worthy:

    Sum BBS star 5s wud be the tits
     
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    9.5j style 5s all round would be emense:nod::nod:
     
  14. caged

    caged Drift Gibbon

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    slightly larger but easily fixed with spigot rings

    not sure on either of the styles mentioned - any pics?
     
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    £2000ono if you read further down!


    Enjoy the new car! No engine transplant any more then, just sticking with the BMW! Sounds like it'll be great!
     
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    i just paid £500 quid for mine :wack:

    no transplant into the supra anymore, the 4.4 will be going in this now, its currently a 3
     
  19. Mike@TDSW

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    This is an excellent idea. Im not sure I see the point in a mig diff for a road car / occasional skidder. There has to be some 2nd hand lsd's floating around for these.
     

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